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'''The Linnean Society of London''' is a society dedicated to the study of, and the dissemination of information concerning, natural history and Taxonomy (biology)|taxonomy. It possesses several important biological specimen, manuscript and literature collections and publishes academic journals and books on plant and animal biology. The society also awards a number of prestigious medals and prizes for achievement. A product of the Age of Enlightenment|18th century enlightenment, the society is historically important as the venue for the first public presentation of the Theory of Evolution. The patron of the society is Queen Elizabeth II. Honorary members include the present monarchs of Japan, Emperor Akihito, and Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden|Carl XVI Gustaf, both of whom have active interests in natural history, and the eminent broadcaster, Sir David...
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Formation{{Start date|1788}}, Royal Charter 1802
LocationBurlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
TypeLearned society
Motto''Naturae Discere Mores'' (To Learn the Ways of Nature)
Membership2,566 [https://ca1-tls.edcdn.com/Annual-Report-2015_web.pdf?mtime=20160607150448 annual report 2015, p. 32]
Leader titlePresident
Leader namePaul Brakefield
PurposeNatural History & Taxonomy
Website{{URL|www.linnean.org}}
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